Explore our Cohorts

For data users

Promoting data discoverability is one of the key aims of the LifeCourse Initiative.

Explore a bird’s eye view of our cohorts below, before delving in deeper to each cohort’s design and data collections, including what measures have been used to capture relevant LifeCourse constructs

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The LifeCourse metadata catalogue provides a crucial first step in understanding the available data across studies. It does not take the place of detailed study documentation, which should always be consulted during design and analysis.

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For cohort custodians

Find information on collating and updating your cohort's metadata by visiting the LifeCourse Cohort Metadata Hub.

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AQUA
2011
ATP
1983
ATPG3
1983
BIS
2010
CATS
2012
CheckPoint-LSAC
2015 2016
COVID Immune
2020
EarlyNuts
2017
ELVS
2003
GenV
2021
HealthNuts
2007
I4C
2005
Infant2Child
2021
IYDS
2002
Memory Maestros
2012 2014
MYPS
2003
PETS
2007
SchoolNuts
2011 2016
Triple B
2009
VAHCS
1992
VIHCS
2006
1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 Ongoing
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AREST CF
2004
ART-CHART
2014 2017
ART-IYAGS
2008
2017
Baby Biotics
2011 2014
CAP and NICAP
2011 2015
CCC
2014
CLARITY
2008
COBRA
2009
Fontan
2009
MIS BAIR
2013
PPOIT
2008
right@home
2013
TAB
2011
2017
Trans20
2017
VCPR
1987
VIBeS
2001
VicCHILD
2011
VICIEM
2013
VITALITY
2014
VNTDR
2015
1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 Ongoing
Cohort Anxiety Stress Problem behaviour Hyperactive behaviour Emotional problems
AREST CF: Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis: Detection of early lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis 0 0 0 0 0
ART-CHART: Clinical review of the Health of 22-35 year olds conceived with and without Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1 0 0 0 0
ART-IYAGS: Comparison of health and development of young adults born with and without assisted conception 1 0 1 1 0
Baby Biotics 1 1 1 0 1
CAP and NICAP: Children’s Attention Project (CAP) including Neuroimaging Sub-study (NICAP) 1 0 1 1 1
CCC: Children’s Cancer Centre Biobank 0 0 0 0 0
CLARITY: ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY 0 0 0 0 0
COBRA: Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia 1 0 0 1 1
Fontan: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry 0 0 0 0 0
MIS BAIR: Melbourne Infant Study: BCG for Allergy and Infection Reduction 1 0 0 1 1
PPOIT: Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Studies 0 0 0 0 0
right@home: The right@home nurse home visiting program 1 1 1 1 1
TAB: The Take A Breath Research Program 0 0 0 0 0
Trans20 0 0 0 0 0
VCPR: The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register 0 0 0 0 0
VIBeS: Victorian Infant Brain Study 0 0 0 0 0
VicCHILD: Victorian Childhood Hearing Longitudinal Databank 1 0 0 1 1
VICIEM: A clinical and laboratory databank for patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism 0 0 0 0 0
VITALITY: Primary prevention of infant food allergy: a randomised controlled trial of postnatal vitamin D supplementation 1 0 0 1 1
VNTDR: Victorian Neural Tube Defects Registry 0 0 0 0 0
Cohort Blood pressure Arterial structure Microvascular structure Haemodynamics Cardiorespiratory fitness
AQUA: Asking Questions about Alcohol in Pregnancy Study 0 0 0 0 0
ATP: Australian Temperament Project 0 0 0 0 0
ATPG3: Australian Temperament Project: Generation 3 Cohort Study 0 0 0 0 0
BIS: Barwon Infant Study 1 1 1 1 1
CATS: Child to Adult Transition Study 0 0 0 0 0
CheckPoint-LSAC: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)’s Child Health CheckPoint 1 1 1 1 1
COVID Immune: COVID Immune: Predictors of infection and clinical severity with SARS-CoV-2 in extant longitudinal LifeCourse population cohorts of children/young adults and their household/family contacts 0 0 0 0 0
EarlyNuts: Early introduction of dietary allergen to reduce the population prevalence of infant food allergy 0 0 0 0 0
ELVS: Early Language in Victoria Study 0 0 0 0 0
GenV: Generation Victoria 0 0 0 0 0
HealthNuts 1 0 1 0 0
I4C: International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium 0 0 0 0 0
Infant2Child: Infant2Child: Optimising nutrition in early life to reduce childhood dental caries 0 0 0 0 0
IYDS: International Youth Development Study 0 0 0 0 0
Memory Maestros 0 0 0 0 0
MYPS: The Mothers’ and Young People’s Study 1 0 0 0 0
PETS: The Peri/Post-natal Epigenetic Twins Study 1 0 0 0 0
SchoolNuts 0 0 0 0 0
Triple B: The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study 0 0 0 0 0
VAHCS: 2000 Stories: The Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study 0 0 0 0 0
VIHCS: Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study 1 0 0 0 0
Cohort Blood pressure Arterial structure Microvascular structure Haemodynamics Cardiorespiratory fitness
AREST CF: Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis: Detection of early lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis 0 0 0 0 0
ART-CHART: Clinical review of the Health of 22-35 year olds conceived with and without Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1 1 1 1 0
ART-IYAGS: Comparison of health and development of young adults born with and without assisted conception 0 0 0 0 0
Baby Biotics 0 0 0 0 0
CAP and NICAP: Children’s Attention Project (CAP) including Neuroimaging Sub-study (NICAP) 0 0 0 0 0
CCC: Children’s Cancer Centre Biobank 0 0 0 0 0
CLARITY: ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY 0 0 0 0 0
COBRA: Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia 1 0 0 0 0
Fontan: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry 0 0 0 0 0
MIS BAIR: Melbourne Infant Study: BCG for Allergy and Infection Reduction 0 0 0 0 0
PPOIT: Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Studies 0 0 0 0 0
right@home: The right@home nurse home visiting program 0 0 0 0 0
TAB: The Take A Breath Research Program 0 0 0 0 0
Trans20 0 0 0 0 0
VCPR: The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register 0 0 0 0 0
VIBeS: Victorian Infant Brain Study 0 0 0 0 0
VicCHILD: Victorian Childhood Hearing Longitudinal Databank 0 0 0 0 0
VICIEM: A clinical and laboratory databank for patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism 0 0 0 0 0
VITALITY: Primary prevention of infant food allergy: a randomised controlled trial of postnatal vitamin D supplementation 0 0 0 0 0
VNTDR: Victorian Neural Tube Defects Registry 0 0 0 0 0
Cohort Asthma (including wheezing) Eczema (including other skin conditions) Allergies (including allergic rhinitis (hay fever)) Family history of allergies Allergy testing
AQUA: Asking Questions about Alcohol in Pregnancy Study 0 0 0 0 0
ATP: Australian Temperament Project 0 0 0 0 0
ATPG3: Australian Temperament Project: Generation 3 Cohort Study 0 0 0 0 0
BIS: Barwon Infant Study 1 1 1 1 1
CATS: Child to Adult Transition Study 1 1 1 0 0
CheckPoint-LSAC: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)’s Child Health CheckPoint 1 1 1 0 0
COVID Immune: COVID Immune: Predictors of infection and clinical severity with SARS-CoV-2 in extant longitudinal LifeCourse population cohorts of children/young adults and their household/family contacts 1 0 1 0 0
EarlyNuts: Early introduction of dietary allergen to reduce the population prevalence of infant food allergy 0 0 0 0 0
ELVS: Early Language in Victoria Study 0 0 0 0 0
GenV: Generation Victoria 0 0 0 0 0
HealthNuts 1 1 1 1 1
I4C: International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium 0 0 0 0 0
Infant2Child: Infant2Child: Optimising nutrition in early life to reduce childhood dental caries 0 0 0 0 0
IYDS: International Youth Development Study 0 0 0 0 0
Memory Maestros 0 0 0 0 0
MYPS: The Mothers’ and Young People’s Study 0 0 0 0 0
PETS: The Peri/Post-natal Epigenetic Twins Study 1 1 1 0 0
SchoolNuts 1 1 1 1 1
Triple B: The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study 0 0 0 0 0
VAHCS: 2000 Stories: The Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study 1 0 0 0 0
VIHCS: Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study 0 0 0 0 0
Cohort Asthma (including wheezing) Eczema (including other skin conditions) Allergies (including allergic rhinitis (hay fever)) Family history of allergies Allergy testing
AREST CF: Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis: Detection of early lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis 0 0 0 0 0
ART-CHART: Clinical review of the Health of 22-35 year olds conceived with and without Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1 0 1 0 0
ART-IYAGS: Comparison of health and development of young adults born with and without assisted conception 1 0 1 0 0
Baby Biotics 1 1 1 0 0
CAP and NICAP: Children’s Attention Project (CAP) including Neuroimaging Sub-study (NICAP) 0 0 0 0 0
CCC: Children’s Cancer Centre Biobank 0 0 0 0 0
CLARITY: ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY 0 0 0 0 0
COBRA: Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia 1 0 0 0 0
Fontan: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry 0 0 0 0 0
MIS BAIR: Melbourne Infant Study: BCG for Allergy and Infection Reduction 1 1 1 1 1
PPOIT: Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Studies 0 0 0 0 0
right@home: The right@home nurse home visiting program 0 0 0 0 0
TAB: The Take A Breath Research Program 0 0 0 0 0
Trans20 0 0 0 0 0
VCPR: The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register 0 0 0 0 0
VIBeS: Victorian Infant Brain Study 0 0 0 0 0
VicCHILD: Victorian Childhood Hearing Longitudinal Databank 0 0 0 0 0
VICIEM: A clinical and laboratory databank for patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism 0 0 0 0 0
VITALITY: Primary prevention of infant food allergy: a randomised controlled trial of postnatal vitamin D supplementation 1 1 1 1 1
VNTDR: Victorian Neural Tube Defects Registry 0 0 0 0 0
Cohort Height Weight Waist cirumference Head circumference Birth measures
AREST CF: Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis: Detection of early lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis 0 0 0 0 0
ART-CHART: Clinical review of the Health of 22-35 year olds conceived with and without Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1 1 1 0 0
ART-IYAGS: Comparison of health and development of young adults born with and without assisted conception 1 1 0 0 1
Baby Biotics 0 0 0 0 1
CAP and NICAP: Children’s Attention Project (CAP) including Neuroimaging Sub-study (NICAP) 1 1 0 0 1
CCC: Children’s Cancer Centre Biobank 0 0 0 0 0
CLARITY: ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY 0 0 0 0 0
COBRA: Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia 1 1 1 0 1
Fontan: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry 0 0 0 0 0
MIS BAIR: Melbourne Infant Study: BCG for Allergy and Infection Reduction 1 1 0 0 1
PPOIT: Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Studies 0 0 0 0 0
right@home: The right@home nurse home visiting program 1 1 0 0 0
TAB: The Take A Breath Research Program 0 0 0 0 0
Trans20 0 0 0 0 0
VCPR: The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register 0 0 0 0 0
VIBeS: Victorian Infant Brain Study 0 0 0 0 0
VicCHILD: Victorian Childhood Hearing Longitudinal Databank 0 0 0 1 1
VICIEM: A clinical and laboratory databank for patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism 0 0 0 0 0
VITALITY: Primary prevention of infant food allergy: a randomised controlled trial of postnatal vitamin D supplementation 1 1 0 1 1
VNTDR: Victorian Neural Tube Defects Registry 0 0 0 0 0
Cohort Saliva Blood NBS Urine
AREST CF: Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis: Detection of early lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis 0 0 0 0
ART-CHART: Clinical review of the Health of 22-35 year olds conceived with and without Assisted Reproductive Technologies 0 1 1 0
ART-IYAGS: Comparison of health and development of young adults born with and without assisted conception 0 0 0 0
Baby Biotics 0 0 0 0
CAP and NICAP: Children’s Attention Project (CAP) including Neuroimaging Sub-study (NICAP) 1 0 0 0
CCC: Children’s Cancer Centre Biobank 0 0 0 0
CLARITY: ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY 0 0 0 0
COBRA: Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia 0 1 0 1
Fontan: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry 0 0 0 0
MIS BAIR: Melbourne Infant Study: BCG for Allergy and Infection Reduction 0 1 0 0
PPOIT: Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Studies 0 0 0 0
right@home: The right@home nurse home visiting program 0 0 0 0
TAB: The Take A Breath Research Program 0 0 0 0
Trans20 0 0 0 0
VCPR: The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register 0 0 0 0
VIBeS: Victorian Infant Brain Study 0 0 0 0
VicCHILD: Victorian Childhood Hearing Longitudinal Databank 0 0 0 0
VICIEM: A clinical and laboratory databank for patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism 0 0 0 0
VITALITY: Primary prevention of infant food allergy: a randomised controlled trial of postnatal vitamin D supplementation 0 1 1 0
VNTDR: Victorian Neural Tube Defects Registry 0 0 0 0